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Detection of Puccinia arachidis in New Caledonia

Publication Date
Wed, 12 Jan 2022, 00:27
Last Updated
Jan. 12, 2022, 12:27 a.m.
Report Number
New Caledonia
Report Status
Arachis hypogaea
Pest Status (ISPM 8 - 2021)
  • Present: not widely distributed and under official control
Geographical Distribution
Commune of Païta

Localized presence of Puccinia arachidis in New Caledonia has been confirmed by analysis made by the laboratory of ANSES in Nancy (France). The disease has been observed in a little field of peanut (Arachis hypogaea) in La Tamoa (commune of Païta) at the end of the production cycle, at senescent stage. As this disease is a quarantine pest, the field has been destroyed. No other peanut field was cultivated at this time.

Presence of Puccinia arachidis could have an economic impact regarding the potential development of this culture.
Contact for info
Aurélie CHAN, Direction des Affaires vétérinaires, Alimentaires et Rurales (DAVAR) Service d’Inspection Vétérinaire, Alimentaire et Phytosanitaire (SIVAP), BP M2 - 98849 Nouméa cedex New Caledonia, [email protected]
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